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Fire alarm control panels are the hub of the protection and detection system. They allow you to monitor inputs and outputs, maintain system integrity, and relay vital information.
Connecting all your fire-related devices to a SCADA (supervisory control and data acquisition) network or BMS (building management system) adds visibility and insight into the status of your fire detection system.
However, this connectivity isn’t that simple. Sensors, actuators, and third-party devices need a means by which they can interface with the SCADA, whether that is via BACnet/IP, Modbus, or another protocol.
When you need to act swiftly, seamlessly and cost-effective, here’s what a connected system can help you do:
- Improve visibility within the field
- Increase efficiencies by monitoring performance
- Automate real-time information with the support of a variety of protocols
- Minimize risk and reduce loss resulting from false alarms and limited information
- Receive faster, more relevant data for analysis, tracking, and logging
A Roadmap to a Fast, Cost- Effective Connection
Yes, FieldServer allows you to remotely monitor alarms, check the status of signals, and access valuable real-time data about the performance and operation of systems. Even better, it lets you do all this through the SCADA or via the cloud, anytime, anywhere.
In this White Paper, you will find answers on how to maximize awareness and improve response time in a critical environment if the fire alarm panels and detector devices are operating independently of the rest of the system.
Download our free whitepaper Fire Alarm-to-SCADA Integration to learn how to integrate your fire alarm with SCADA.